Mother Charged After Child Hit by Vehicle in Spencer, Police Say

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A Massachusetts mother was charged with reckless endangerment of a child after her son was hit by a vehicle Wednesday, according to authorities.

Police responded to Bixby Trail to find the victim, a 4-year-old boy, suffering from a non-life-threatening head injury and being cradled by his mother.

The boy was taken UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, according to police in Spencer.

Authorities say the mother, 27-year-old Adaliz Rivera, was charged with reckless endangerment of a child, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and having a young child without a car seat.

It was not immediately clear if Rivera had an attorney.

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